H1N1 (Swine) Influenza
The Pomperaug Health District is actively engaged in the planning for and the prevention of the 2009 H1N1 Flu. This flu outbreak, which began in Mexico, in the spring of 2009, has now been declared a Global Pandemic by the World Health Organization. Substantial Disease control activities by the Federal Government and the Pomperaug Health District are underway. It is quite possible that the disease will reemerge in the fall of 2009 and have a significant impact on high risk groups including children to age 24 yrs, pregnant women, and persons with specific chronic medical conditions, among others. According to State of CT Department of Public Health Planning, the district is responsible for Mass Dispensing Area #14 (MDA #14), which includes Woodbury, Southbury, Oxford and Middlebury. We are working directly with the Middlebury Health Director in this program.
PDDH H1N1 Influenza Response Plan
- H1N1 Novel Influenza Response and Vaccine Distribution Plan (pdf)
- H1N1 Novel Influenza Response and Vaccine Distribution Plan Spreadsheet (pdf)
H1N1 Vaccination Clinic Calendar at Bottom of this Page
Pomperaug Health District & Middlebury Health Department are Mass Dispensing Area #14 (MDA #14) for H1N1 Vaccinations
MDA #14 is NOT affected by the recall of Sanofi Pasteur pediatric vaccine in pre-filled syringes.
The Pomperaug Health District and Middlebury Health Department did not receive and did not use the vaccine that is being recalled
H1N1 Vaccination Availability - Now available to ALL persons over 6 months of age
- Vaccine Available: Nasal Spray Vaccine and Injectable Vaccine (contains Thimerosal). Limited supply of thimersol-free vaccine.
- Groups Being Vaccinated: as of 12/14/2009 any person aged 6 months and older
- Pregnant women
- Persons who are household contacts or caregivers of babies younger than 6 months
- Children aged 6 months -18 years
- Persons aged 19 - 24 years
- Healthcare workers and EMS personnel
- Persons aged 25-64 years who have underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for influenza-related complications
- Healthy persons aged 25-64 years (as of 12/14/2009)
- Persons over 65 years of age (as of 12/14/2009)
- Neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].
- Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and cystic fibrosis)
- Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
- Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease)
- Endocrine disorders (such as diabetes)
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
- Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS, or Cancer or those on chronic steroids)
- People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
The following medical conditions can increase the risk for influenza-related complications:
Directions to Pomperaug Health District
About the Vaccine
- CDC - What to do if you get flu-like symptoms
- CDC - Take care of a sick person in your home
- CDC - Home Care Guidance - Physician Directions to Patients
For Special Groups
H1N1 General Information
Business & Employer Guidance
Dates by Town
For more address and directions please click the events location links. If you have question or need more information, please call us at (203) 264-9616.